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Filmmakers Alliance to Present Vision Award to Break-Out Korean Filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon

Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2012 --( Filmmakers Alliance will bestow its coveted Vision Award to filmmaker Kim Jee-woon at its annual VisionFest celebration on Tuesday, October 30th. The yearly event, which brings together the best of Los Angeles’ independent filmmaking community, will take place at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.

The evening begins with the presentation of the Vision Award to an established filmmaker whose artistic ambition and consistent filmmaking excellence provides artistic inspiration to emerging filmmakers all around the world. Past recipients include Mike Figgis, Terry Gilliam, Wim Wenders, Allison Anders, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell, Werner Herzog, Mark and Michael Polish, Kevin Smith, Ted Hope, Nicolas Winding Refn and last year's recipient, Christine Vachon.

This year’s Vision Award recipient is break-out Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon.

Those who don’t know Kim Jee-woon certainly will very soon, courtesy of Hollywood. Kim Jee-woon is currently working on his first English-language project with Arnold Schwarzenegger called “Last Stand.” He's known internationally for “A Tale of Two Sisters,” which Terrence Rafferty of The New York Times calls, “one of the best, and most heartbreaking, weird-girl horror movies ever made.” Rafferty also states that it “is so cunningly constructed... It’s as tricky, in its way, as Alain Resnais’ ‘Last Year at Marienbad.’”

Although Kim Jee-woon’s cinema does include the shocking and horrifying, his list of credits also includes comedy, noir and even the western.

“I want to work with a wide range of genres because it gives each film a different cinematic energy,” Kim states.

Jee-woon’s eclectic oeuvre never fails to thrill and enthrall. His is an unfailingly distinctive vision that expresses itself in every frame of every genre he’s tackled...or mixed genre he’s created. FA is honored to be a part of his introduction to mainstream American audiences.

The presentation of awards will be followed by a program of some of the best short films produced in the previous year. This year, submissions were opened up to filmmakers internationally. Ironically, the theme that emerged from the films selected is:

"The LA Life!"

Each film, directly and indirectly paints a small portrait of daily life in Los Angeles. The films include:

Future Days (10:00) Directed by Clay Zimmerman
Mayfly (24:25) Directed by Aimee Graham
The Gaskettes (14:00) Directed by Jason House
Another Bullet Dodged (13:11) Directed by Landon Zakheim

Also, the program will be preceded by a special music video presentation:
A House A Home (07:00) directed by Daniel Fickle.

Total program length: 69 mins.

The evening concludes with an elegant, high-energy party in the Egyptian Theater courtyard catered by some of Los Angeles' best restaurants and beverage sponsors.

Filmmakers Alliance celebrates its 19th year, 15th Annual VisionFest event and 13th Vision Award Presentation.

Filmmakers Alliance is a community of film artists bound by a commitment to realize the full creative potential of independent film. FA supports its members in bringing humanity, authenticity, diversity, originality, intelligence, relevance, personal vision and emotional resonance to American Cinema. Its many educational and facilitation programs contribute to the realization of independent short and feature length films. Filmmakers Alliance is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization. More information about the organization can be accessed at or at (310) 568-0633.

The Screen Actors Guild and The Writers Guild West are two of the many generous organizations and companies that sponsor VisionFest and help support the educational and outreach programs of Filmmakers Alliance.

The public is invited to attend VisionFest. Seating is limited; attendees are urged to purchase tickets in advance of the event. Tickets are “Pay What You Can” (suggested $25) in advance through Eventbrite - - and $30 at the door.

What: 15th Annual VisionFest
Where: Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2012 at 7:30p.m (Total program length: 69 mins.)
Who: Break-out Korean Filmmaker Kim Jee-woon
Contact Information
Filmmakers Alliance
Jacques Thelemaque
(310) 568-0633

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